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This late 2018 report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. The ongoing drug epidemic fueled by Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) is a matter of national interest that the current presidential administration has addressed in its 2017 National Security Strategy. Mexican TCOs continue to expand their cross-bo This late 2018 report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. The ongoing drug epidemic fueled by Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) is a matter of national interest that the current presidential administration has addressed in its 2017 National Security Strategy. Mexican TCOs continue to expand their cross-border operations through robust distribution networks and shared relationships with gangs located within the United States. Efforts to prevent expansion and influence have been largely unsuccessful due to the application of inappropriate strategies and lack of intelligence-sharing products. This thesis examines the factors that make up powerful Mexican TCO networks through the application of visual analytics. Exploration of power factors such as territory, violence, and relationships will lead to determining how TCOs become powerful and how they maintain their power. Our findings highlight factors and vulnerabilities that U.S. interagency organizations can use to develop their own strategies for disrupting nefarious organizations involved in cross-border illegal activities and to add to our overall understanding of TCO networks. This compilation includes a reproduction of the 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. I. Introduction * A. Background * B. Purpose * C. Research Question * D. Literature Review * 1. International Relations * 2. Transnational Extremist Organizations * 3. Gang Interactions * E. Data Sources * F. Methods And Approach * II. Social Network Analysis * A. The TCO Network * B. TCO Collaboration Network * C. Centrality Measures * 1. Degree Centrality * 2. Closeness Centrality * 3. Betweenness Centrality * 4. Eigenvector Centrality * D. TCO Enemy Network * 1. Degree Centrality * E. Relational Trust and Balance * 1. Trust among TCOs * 2. Relational Balance and Imbalance * F. Stochastic Actor-Oriented Model * III. Geospatial Analysis * A. TCO Dominance in the United States and Mexico * 1. TCO Dominance at the Macro Level, 2010-2015 * 2. TCO Dominance at the Micro Level in the United States, 2010 * 3. TCO Dominance at the Micro Level in the United States, 2015 * 4. TCO Dominance at the Micro Level in Mexico, 2010 * 5. TCO Dominance at the Micro Level in Mexico, 2015 * B. TCO Violence In Mexico * 1. TCO Violence in Mexico at the Macro Level, 2010-2015 * 2. TCO Violence in Mexico at the Micro Level in 2010 * 3. TCO Violence in Mexico at the Micro Level in 2015 * IV. Conclusion * A. Characteristics of a Powerful TCO * B. Disruption Strategies * 1. Target Powerful Actors (Kinetic). * 2. Information and Distrust (Non-Kinetic) * C. Areas for Future Research * 1. Temporal Analysis * 2. Attributes (Characteristics) * 3. Case Study on a Specific State or Region


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This late 2018 report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. The ongoing drug epidemic fueled by Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) is a matter of national interest that the current presidential administration has addressed in its 2017 National Security Strategy. Mexican TCOs continue to expand their cross-bo This late 2018 report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. The ongoing drug epidemic fueled by Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) is a matter of national interest that the current presidential administration has addressed in its 2017 National Security Strategy. Mexican TCOs continue to expand their cross-border operations through robust distribution networks and shared relationships with gangs located within the United States. Efforts to prevent expansion and influence have been largely unsuccessful due to the application of inappropriate strategies and lack of intelligence-sharing products. This thesis examines the factors that make up powerful Mexican TCO networks through the application of visual analytics. Exploration of power factors such as territory, violence, and relationships will lead to determining how TCOs become powerful and how they maintain their power. Our findings highlight factors and vulnerabilities that U.S. interagency organizations can use to develop their own strategies for disrupting nefarious organizations involved in cross-border illegal activities and to add to our overall understanding of TCO networks. This compilation includes a reproduction of the 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. I. Introduction * A. Background * B. Purpose * C. Research Question * D. Literature Review * 1. International Relations * 2. Transnational Extremist Organizations * 3. Gang Interactions * E. Data Sources * F. Methods And Approach * II. Social Network Analysis * A. The TCO Network * B. TCO Collaboration Network * C. Centrality Measures * 1. Degree Centrality * 2. Closeness Centrality * 3. Betweenness Centrality * 4. Eigenvector Centrality * D. TCO Enemy Network * 1. Degree Centrality * E. Relational Trust and Balance * 1. Trust among TCOs * 2. Relational Balance and Imbalance * F. Stochastic Actor-Oriented Model * III. Geospatial Analysis * A. TCO Dominance in the United States and Mexico * 1. TCO Dominance at the Macro Level, 2010-2015 * 2. TCO Dominance at the Micro Level in the United States, 2010 * 3. TCO Dominance at the Micro Level in the United States, 2015 * 4. TCO Dominance at the Micro Level in Mexico, 2010 * 5. TCO Dominance at the Micro Level in Mexico, 2015 * B. TCO Violence In Mexico * 1. TCO Violence in Mexico at the Macro Level, 2010-2015 * 2. TCO Violence in Mexico at the Micro Level in 2010 * 3. TCO Violence in Mexico at the Micro Level in 2015 * IV. Conclusion * A. Characteristics of a Powerful TCO * B. Disruption Strategies * 1. Target Powerful Actors (Kinetic). * 2. Information and Distrust (Non-Kinetic) * C. Areas for Future Research * 1. Temporal Analysis * 2. Attributes (Characteristics) * 3. Case Study on a Specific State or Region

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